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Kent's gender pay gap

08 January 2018

The difference between how much some firms pay male and female employees in the county has been revealed.

Unique chance to work with gorillas or tigers

08 January 2018

Fancy getting up close and personal with magnificent gorillas or tigers? Here are two ways you could live your dream...

Farmers reject Gove subsidy claim

05 January 2018

Farmers in Kent have opposed comments in a speech by Environment Secretary Michael Gove that "unjust" European subsidies favour large landowners.

Firm closes after a century's trading

22 December 2017

One of a Kent town's oldest businesses, set up just after the First World War, shuts down today.

Toys R Us saved but Kent store to close

21 December 2017

Toys R Us has earned an eleventh hour reprieve for its turnaround plans - but one of its stores in the county will close in the spring.

Invite young people into world of work

20 December 2017

An education charity is looking for businesses to invite students into their offices, factories and warehouses in a bid to boost their confidence.

Ambulance firm goes bust

19 December 2017

A private ambulance business has ceased trading with the loss of dozens of jobs.

Jobs lost as firm goes into administration

15 December 2017

More than 100 jobs have been lost after a Kent-based marine engineering services business went into administration.

Universal credit boosts claimant numbers

13 December 2017

The number of people on unemployment benefits increased across Kent in November, official figures show.

Digital skills shortage means firms 'left behind'

13 December 2017

The economy is under threat from a “black hole” in technical and digital skills as the UK heads towards Brexit, small business campaigners claim.

Academy to fire up lukewarm numbers of boiler firm trainees

12 December 2017

A new £100,000 training centre will help tackle a skills shortage in the gas and heating industries.

Teacher takeover for nursery

11 December 2017

A day nursery and pre-school has been bought for an undisclosed sum by a teacher taking her first venture into business.

Manager who stole £250,000 ordered to repay £1

10 December 2017

A woman who siphoned off money from workplace to pay for her lifestyle will only pay back a nominal fee because she has no sellable assets.

Making women feel comfortable in the work place

09 December 2017

Bosses in the county need to wake up to the impact of the menopause at work or face legal action, a leading lawyer on the condition has warned.

Benefits 'struggle' predicted for roll-out

08 December 2017

Charities predict there could be problems as new benefits system is rolled out.


BBC to fund two KM Group reporters

07 December 2017

One of the world's biggest news organisations is to fund democracy reporters for local media organisations, including the KM Group.

School catering business sells up

07 December 2017

The owner of a company which supplies 8,000 meals a day to 53 schools has sold the business so she can retire.

Anyone fancy a four-hour working day?

06 December 2017

The evolution of robots could mean working just four-hour days in future, according to research.

Saga warns on profits days after job cuts

06 December 2017

Over-50s holiday and insurance business Saga has issued a profit warning days after it told about 100 staff they will be made redundant.

People will 'starve' if foreign fruit pickers shut out

04 December 2017

The boss of winemaker Chapel Down says people will starve if a Brexit deal is not agreed to allow free movement of labour for foreign fruit pickers.

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